Joan Mary Guy
Joan Mary Guy (nee McCormack) peacefully passed into the care of her dear Lord, after a brief illness, on Sat., June 15, 2013, in her 81st year.
A devoted Roman Catholic, she joins in Heaven her beloved husband, Ray K. Guy, who predeceased her by a few months. She was the selfless and devoted mother of Carole (Paul Jansen), David (Karen Hope), Treena, Colleen Guy-Colman (Rob Saunders), Geoffrey (Patricia), and was predeceased by her infant son, Kenneth, and by her son, Paul Guy. She was the cherished Nana of Eric (Magda), and their children, Mia and Evan; Matthew (Sara), and their children, Spencer and Dylan; Sarah, and her son, Jack; Rachel Jansen (Bruce Williams); Emma (Scott Reaney), and their children, Ellen, Gavin, and Keira; Treena (Kelly Beckstead), and their son, Keegan; Kaley Guy (Trevor Gilmer), and their daughter Lilyrae; Doug Harvey, Leah (Bill Finley), and their daughter, Ava; Alyson, Paul, and Emily Colman; and Elizabeth, Jacob, and Patrick Guy. She was the dear sister of Nuala Southern, Emer Kelly, and was predeceased by her brother, Fintan McCormack.
Joan was born in Southern Ireland, studied nursing at Charring Cross, England, where she met her dashing husband, was married in Zweibrucken, Germany, and later moved to the family farm in Mountain. They actively retired to Winchester in 2005.
Our sweet Irish lady was adored, and loved by all who shared her life.
Joan rested at Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Mon., June 17. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church in Chesterville on Tues., June 18 followed by interment at St. Daniel’s Catholic Cemetery in South Mountain.
By family request, donations may be made to Parkway House, 2475 Regina Street, Ottawa, Ont., K2B 6X3 (Joan’s daughter Treena’s home).
Special thanks to Dr. Adamson, staff at Dundas Manor (many hugs and kisses), Winchester District Memorial Hospital, and Father Cosmas, her “adopted son.”
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall soft upon your fields, and, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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